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Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books

Emblem books are a genre of illustrated books that was popular from the 16th to the 18th centuries in Europe. Emblem books contain illustrations that often visually represent or illustrate a moral fable or an allegory. The illustration is often paired with a phrase of text, like a motto or an epigram,that further explains the image. Many emblem books serve a didactic purpose and explain virtues, vices, religious principals etc. through words and image. Many significant artists, authors, and engravers contributed to the creation of emblem books and the texts compiled by Andrea Alciati and Cesare Ripa are celebrated examples of the genre.

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Emblems 180
Emblem books, Dutch 21
Mythology, Classical 19
Devices (Heraldry) 17
Emblem books 17
Emblem books, Italian 17
Heraldry 11
Allegories 10
Symbolism in art 9
Christian life 8
Kings and rulers 7
Numismatics, Roman 7
Egyptian language 6
Emblem books, Latin 6
Bible 5
Emblem books, French 5
Coins, Ancient 4
Education of princes 4
Emblem books, German 4
Plants 4
Political science 4
Animals 3
Caesar, Julius 3
Catholic Church 3
Church year meditations 3
Emblem books, English 3
Emblem books, Spanish 3
Emperors 3
Ethics 3
Astrology 2
Biography 2
Carafa family 2
Christian art and symbolism 2
Conduct of life 2
Dance of death 2
Didactic poetry, Dutch 2
Epigrams 2
Eternity 2
Fables 2
Fables, Dutch 2
French poetry 2
Gems 2
Ignatius, of Loyola, Saint, 1491-1556 2
Inscriptions, Latin 2
Jesus Christ 2
Love in art 2
Love poetry 2
Medals 2
Moral education 2
Nostradamus, 1503-1566 2
Numismatics, Greek 2
Occultism 2
Portraits 2
Seals (Numismatics) 2
Signs and symbols 2
Symbolism 2
Virtues in art 2
Aesthetics 1
Alciati, Andrea, 1492-1550 1
Amulets 1
Apostles 1
Art, Renaissance 1
Astronomy, Ancient 1
Astronomy, Greek 1
Bibliotheca Alexandrina (Milan, Italy) 1
Charity 1
Chastity 1
Christian life in art 1
Classical biography 1
Coins, Roman 1
Courtesy books 1
Cryptography 1
Devotional exercises 1
Devotional literature 1
Devotional literature, German 1
Didactic literature, Latin 1
Dutch poetry 1
Empresses 1
Engraving 1
Epigrams, Latin 1
Eschatology 1
Evangelists (Bible) 1
Fables, Latin (Medieval and modern) 1
France 1
Future life 1
God 1
Gods 1
Gregory XIII, Pope, 1502-1585 1
Heroes 1
History, Ancient 1
Horace 1
Hymns, Dutch 1
Illustrated books 1
Indian mythology 1
Italian poetry 1
Jesu Christ 1
Jesuit drama, Latin 1
Johann Theodor, Herzog in Bayern, 1703-1763 1
Jonah (Biblical prophet) 1
Kingdom of God 1
Latin letters 1
Latin poetry 1
Latin poetry, Medieval and modern 1
Leu, Thomas de, 1560-1612 1
Literary curiosa 1
Louis XIV, King of France, 1638-1715 1
Love 1
Lutheran Church 1
Medals, Ancient 1
Medals, Roman 1
Music 1
Mythology, Asian, in art 1
Mythology, Classical, in art 1
Mythology, Egyptian 1
Mythology, Greek 1
Nature 1
Norbert, of Xanten, Saint, ca. 1080-1134 1
Numismatics 1
Part songs 1
Peace of Westphalia (1648) 1
Planets 1
Platonic love 1
Prayer books 1
Prayers 1
Predestination 1
Proverbs 1
Proverbs, Spanish 1
Religious poetry, Dutch 1
Religious poetry, German 1
Riddles 1
Riddles, Latin 1
Sacred Heart, Devotion to 1
Saints 1
Satire, Latin (Medieval and modern) 1
Snuff boxes and bottles 1
Songs, French 1
Theology 1
Universität Wien 1
Universität Altdorf 1
Vices 1
Vices in art 1
Virtues 1
Wit and humor 1
Wood-engraving, German 1
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Title
Date Published
Creator
Signatures: A * 2* 3* 4*⁴ ²A B-4A a-d e⁴
Topics: Signs and symbols, Cryptography, Emblems
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Ripa, Cesare, 1560-1645; Orlandi, Cesare, 1734-1779
703
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First published in 1593, without illustrations
Topic: Emblems
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Ripa, Cesare, 1560-1645; Orlandi, Cesare, 1734-1779
688
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Topic: Emblems
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Ripa, Cesare, 1560-1645; Orlandi, Cesare, 1734-1779
648
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First published in 1593, without illustrations
Topic: Emblems
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Ripa, Cesare, 1560-1645; Duke University. Library. Jantz Collection; Duke University. Library. Gilbert Collection
600
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Illustrated moral emblems, with descriptions of those depicted and of others on the same subject
Topics: Emblem books, Italian, Emblems
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Haeften, Benedictus van, 1588-1648; Boëtius, à Bolswert, ca. 1580-ca. 1663
567
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Signatures: (:)⁸, A-2V⁸
Topic: Emblem books, German
Edited by J. Micyllus
Topic: Mythology, Classical
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Bèze, Théodore de, 1519-1605; Lectius, Jacobus, 1556?-1611; Duke University. Library. Gilbert Collection
520
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Sylvae.--Elegiae.--Epitaphia.--Epigramm.--Icones.-- Emblemata.--Cato Censorivs.--Abrahamus sacrificans.--Canticum canticorum
Topics: Jonah (Biblical prophet), Bible, Emblem books, Latin, Emblems
Topic: Emblems
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Ripa, Cesare, 1560-1645; Duke University. Library. Jantz Collection; Duke University. Library. Gilbert Collection
506
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Illustrated moral emblems, with descriptions of those depicted and of others on the same subject
Topics: Emblem books, Italian, Emblems
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Alciati, Andrea, 1492-1550; Mignault, Claude, ca. 1536-1606; Pignoria, Lorenzo, 1571-1631
491
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Historiated title page; tail ornaments
Topic: Emblems
Landwehr, J. Romantic emblem books
Topics: Emblem books, Italian, Emblems
Engraved frontispiece; 78 copperplates of emblems
Topics: Emblems, Signs and symbols
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Zoppio, Melchiorre, 1544-1634
484
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Signatures: A-K
Topics: Platonic love, Aesthetics
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Ripa, Cesare, 1560-1645; Castellini, Giovanni Zaratino, 1570-1641; Duke University. Library. Gilbert Collection
476
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Topic: Emblems
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Ripa, Cesare, 1560-1645; Castellini, Giovanni Zaratino, 1570-1641; Duke University. Library. Gilbert Collection
474
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Landwehr, J. Romantic emblem books
Topics: Emblem books, Italian, Emblems
Title vignette
Topic: Emblems
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Cats, Jacob, 1577-1660; Farley, Robert; Venne, Adriaen Pietersz. van de, 1589-1662; Leighton, John, 1822-1912; Pigot, Richard
468
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"The original designs of Adrian van de Venne, in a few instances only, have been deviated from."--Introd., p. xii
Topic: Emblems
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Bosch, Jacob; Wolffgang, Johann Georg W., 1664-1744; Müller, Jacob, 18th cent
467
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The plates are engraved by J.G. Wolfgang and Jacob Müllert
Topics: Symbolism, Emblems
Translation of: Zodiacus Christianus locupletatus
Topics: Predestination, Emblems, Emblem books, English
Title page in v. 3: Lucis evangelicae ... pars tertia. Hoc est Caeleste pantheon sive caelum novum in festa et gesta santorum totius anni ..
Topics: Emblem books, Church year meditations
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Saavedra Fajardo, Diego de, 1584-1648; Astry, James, Sir
451
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Translation of Idea de un principe politico-christiano
Topics: Political science, Kings and rulers
Colophon dated: 1610
Topics: Emblem books, Italian, Emblems
Engraved t.p
Topics: Gregory XIII, Pope, 1502-1585, Emblem books, Italian, Emblems
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Ripa, Cesare, 1560-1645; Orlandi, Cesare, 1734-1779
439
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First published in 1593, without illustrations
Topic: Emblems
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Ripa, Cesare, 1560-1645; Orlandi, Cesare, 1734-1779
432
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First published in 1593, without illustrations
Topic: Emblems
Title page in v. 3: Lucis evangelicae ... pars tertia. Hoc est Caeleste pantheon sive caelum novum in festa et gesta santorum totius anni ..
Topics: Emblem books, Church year meditations
Colophon: Acheuees d'imprimer ce dernier iour de decembre, pour la premiere edition, 1588
Topic: Emblems
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Ferro, Giovanni, 1582-1630; Duke University. Library. Gilbert Collection
424
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Engraved title-pages
Topics: Emblems, Emblem books, Italian
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Saavedra Fajardo, Diego de, 1584-1648; Sadeler, Johann, d. 1665
423
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Signatures: )(⁴·⁴ *² A-Aaaaa⁴ Bbbbb⁶ (Bbbbb6 blank)
Topics: Political science, Education of princes, Emblems, Kings and rulers
Landwehr, J. Romantic emblem books
Topics: Emblem books, Italian, Emblems
The illustrations include 26 emblematic copperplates, of which 16 are derived von O. van Veen's Emblemata Horatiana, 4 emblematic plates depicting the seasons and other plates. Cf. Landwehr, John. Dutch emblem books
Topic: Emblems
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Mendo, Andrés, 1608-1684; Duke University. Library. Gilbert Collection
416
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Engraved title vignette: device of Boissat and Remeus
Topics: Emblem books, Spanish, Emblems, Kings and rulers, Education of princes
Topic: Emblems
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Goltzius, Hubert, 1526-1583; Ble, Jacob de, b. 1586; Rubens, Peter Paul, 1577-1640
414
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Title page, engraved, has note: "Pet. Paul Rubenius inuenit."
Topics: Numismatics, Roman, Numismatics, Greek, Inscriptions, Latin
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Ripa, Cesare, 1560-1645; Orlandi, Cesare, 1734-1779
412
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0
Topic: Emblems
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Ripa, Cesare, 1560-1645; Duke University. Library. Gilbert Collection
410
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Third ed., cf. Introduction to Olms reprint ed., Hildesheim, 1970
Topics: Emblem books, Italian, Emblems
First edition
Topic: Emblems
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Ricci, Vincenzo, fl. 1626; Duke University. Library. Gilbert Collection
406
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Landwehr, J. Romantic emblem books
Topics: Emblem books, Italian, Emblems, Virtues, Virtues in art, Vices, Vices in art
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Ripa, Cesare, 1560-1645; Orlandi, Cesare, 1734-1779
406
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0
Topic: Emblems
Descriptive text on versos facing full-page illustrations
Topics: Plants, Animals, Emblems
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Mendo, Andrés, 1608-1684; Duke University. Library. Gilbert Collection
397
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Engraved title vignette: device of Boissat and Remeus
Topics: Emblem books, Spanish, Emblems, Kings and rulers, Education of princes
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Ripa, Cesare, 1560-1645; Duke University. Library. Gilbert Collection
397
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Third ed., cf. Introduction to Olms reprint ed., Hildesheim, 1970
Topics: Emblem books, Italian, Emblems
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Ripa, Cesare, 1560-1645; Castellini, Giovanni Zaratino, 1570-1641; Duke University. Library. Gilbert Collection
393
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0
Topic: Emblems
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Ripa, Cesare, 1560-1645; Castellini, Giovanni Zaratino, 1570-1641
387
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Parts 2-3 have separate title-pages with imprint date 1624
Topic: Emblems
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Ripa, Cesare, 1560-1645; Orlandi, Cesare, 1734-1779
378
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0
Topic: Emblems
Topics: Biography, Portraits
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Aneau, Barthélemy, d. 1561; Eskrich, Pierre, ca. 1530-ca. 1590; Salomon, Bernard, ca. 1506-ca. 1561
372
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Ills. attributed to Bernard Salomon or Pierre Eskrich
Topics: Emblem books, French, Emblems
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Ripa, Cesare, 1560-1645; Castellini, Giovanni Zaratino, 1570-1641; Duke University. Library. Gilbert Collection
371
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0
Topic: Emblems
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Horozco y Covarrúbias, Juan de, fl. 1589-1608; Covarrubias y Leyva, Diego de, 1512-1577
369
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Title vignette: arms and emblem of the dedicatee; repeated on 16v, [102]r, and half titles
Topics: Emblems, Emblem books, Spanish
Running title: Empresas politicas
Topics: Political science, Kings and rulers
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Ripa, Cesare, 1560-1645; Castellini, Giovanni Zaratino, 1570-1641; Duke University. Library. Gilbert Collection
359
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0
Topic: Emblems
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Quarles, Francis, 1592-1644; Benlowes, Edward, 1603?-1676
357
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Engr. t.-p.; full page illustrations
Topic: Emblems
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Alciati, Andrea, 1492-1550; Mignault, Claude, ca. 1536-1606; Duke University. Library. Gilbert Collection
356
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Page 450 mis-numbered 150
Topics: Alciati, Andrea, 1492-1550, Emblem books, Latin, Emblems
Topics: Catholic Church, Saints
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Ruscelli, Girolamo, d. ca. 1565; Franceschi, Francesco de; Ruscelli, Vincenzo, fl. 1583. Quarto libro delle Imprese illustri con figure di stampe di rame; Duke University. Library. Gilbert Collection
345
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Engraved t.p. title within ornamental border
Topics: Heraldry, Devices (Heraldry)
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Cartari, Vincenzo, b. ca. 1500; Pignoria, Lorenzo, 1571-1631; Malfatti, Cesare, b. ca. 1550
344
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0
Topic: Mythology, Classical
Includes Latin, Italian, French, German, Spanish, and English proverbs as well as Dutch
Topics: Emblems, Proverbs, Emblem books, Dutch
Landwehr, J. Emblem and fable books (1988)
Topics: Horace, Emblem books, Dutch
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Cartari, Vincenzo, b. ca. 1500; Malfatti, Cesare, b. ca. 1550
338
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Engraved title page
Topic: Mythology, Classical
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Ruscelli, Girolamo, d. ca. 1565; Franceschi, Francesco de; Ruscelli, Vincenzo, fl. 1583. Quarto libro delle Imprese illustri con figure di stampe di rame; Duke University. Library. Gilbert Collection
333
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Engraved t.p. title within ornamental border
Topics: Heraldry, Devices (Heraldry)
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Menestrier, Claude-François, 1631-1705; Blanchet, Thomas, 1614-1689; Thurneysen, Johann Jakob, 1636-1711; Coral, Benoist; Duke University. Library. Gilbert Collection
331
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Added t.p., engraved
Topics: Heraldry, Emblem books, French, Emblems
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Cats, Jacob, 1577-1660; Swelinck, Jan; Venne, Adriaen Pietersz. van de, 1589-1662
325
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Engraved t.-p
Topic: Emblems
Edited by Jacobus Micyllus
Topics: Mythology, Classical, Astronomy, Ancient, Astronomy, Greek
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Krul, Jan Hermansz, 1602-1646; Urfé, Honoré d', 1567-1625. Astrée
321
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Added t.p. engraved
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Bargagli, Scipione, d. 1612
320
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"Delle lodi dell accademie. Oratione di Scipion Bargagli, M.D.LIX. Riformata ... e ristampata": p. 511-545
Topics: Emblems, Devices (Heraldry)
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Cartari, Vincenzo, b. ca. 1500; Marcolini, Francesco, ca. 1500-ca. 1559
320
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0
Running title: De i dei de gli antichi
Topic: Mythology, Classical
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Pietrasanta, Silvestro, 1590-1647; Moretus, family of printers
317
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Colophon, Sss6 recto
Topics: Carafa family, Emblems
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Horapollo; Leemans, Conradus, 1809-1893
315
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0
Text in Greek and Latin
Topic: Egyptian language
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Ripa, Cesare, 1560-1645; Orlandi, Cesare, 1734-1779
311
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Topic: Emblems
Includes index
Topic: Mythology, Classical
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Doni, Anton Francesco, 1513-1574
310
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0
Engraved t.p
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Paradin, Claude, 16th cent; Simeoni, Gabriele, 1509-1575
309
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Original edition (Lyon, 1551) published under title: Dévises héroïques
Topics: Emblems, Devices (Heraldry)
Emblems engraved by A. Flamen
Topic: Emblems
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Veen, Otto van, 1556-1629; Horace. Selections. Latin. 1612; Veen, Gijsbert van, 1558-1630
306
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First published in 1607
Topic: Emblems